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hospitalized since early december. senator inouye who served in the u.s. house in 1959 before being elected to the senate in 1962 was serving his ninth term in office after winning their reelection in 2010 was 75% of the vote. a winner of the distinguished service cross for heroism, senator inouye lost his right arm in combat during world war ii. he later received a medal of honor along with another number of japanese american soldiers. from bill clinton in 2000. here is a conversation with the senator from 2008. >>> welcome to the latest interview in the united states capitol historical society's series of oral history interviews to the economy former member of congress from connecticut and i am the president of the united states capitol and historical society. this interview with senator daniel inouye is part of a special series featuring asian-pacific members of congress. in these interviews current and fellow members have relived their memories of people, places and events that have shaped their public career. it is our hope that these recollections will provide listeners with a deeper
, maryland to assist u.s. marshals who were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on an individual. once the officers got on scene and shortly thereafter, a barricade was called. >> reporter: we know that every one in the area is safe. we don't believe that the suspect at this point is holding anyone hostage. you were explaining that other people have been evacuated? >> that is correct. individuals who have been affected, who are at the target location of the apartment complex have been moved. >> reporter: there has been some communication. talk about negotiations at this point. >> negotiations are ongoing at this time in an attempt to make contact with the suspect. >> reporter: he's an armed suspect. the person is an armed suspect. we're unsure if it's a male or female. you're hoping the resolution will be a peaceful one. >> yes, ma'am. at this time the person is armed and barricaded themselves inside the apartment and we're hoping that this person through ongoing negotiations will come out peacefully and unarmed. >> reporter: one last quick question. folks will be waking up soon headin
with cash for alaska andine cuba. that's coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. >> brian: last thing you want to see is extreme weather extreme waste by the government. that's what we are getting in the last hurricane sandy relief bill . >> gretchen: only a traction is dedicated. the rest goes to government projects that have nothing to do with the storm. how can that be? councilman, why is alaska fisheries getting $150 and u.s. bases. >> we have a spending cap and under the budget agreement the government it except in cases of emergency. this is epped run around the budget process . we don't just have fisheries. we have amtrak subsidy for 366 million. and that is in addition to the subsidies we give them and only 23 million
: to me, the most irresponsible comment came on tv yesterday by a u.s. senator dianne feinstein who is rushing to resurrect a bill on gun control. the most responsible set of comments came from the n.r.a. which said at the beginning when the events begin unfolding on tv let's wait for all the facts to come in. i'm calling as a former v.a. homeless outreach worker in rest l.a. one third of america's homeless are military veterans. every one of them could be off the street with mental health problems and so forth if the v.a. would process the claims that have been four and a half years delayed. we sue the v.a. in the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals in may of last year. the government under obama and holder appealed that win before the three justices panel in may of last year to the full court which set aside our victory and veterans are now back to square one with no mental health issues from a v.a. under a former four-star army general who refuses to process our benefits claim. host: ok. here is paul on twitter. my question is how will balm care -- obama care address the shortage
will absolutely do that with amtrak and our partners at the u.s. dot. >> thank you. my time is up. >> any further questions from any members of the committee? seeing none, i'd like to thank each of our witnesses for your testimony today. i ask unanimous consent at the record of today's agreement open until such time as our witnesses have provided answers to any questions that have been submitted to them in writing. and unanimous consent the record remain open for 15 days for additional comments and information submitted by members for which it is to be included in the record of today's hearing. without objection, so ordered. i'd like to thank our witnesses again for your testimony today. and appreciate your working with our legislative challenge here today. seeing members have nothing further to add, the hearing is adjourned. .. 's retiring senator daniel akaka spoke on the senate floor yesterday about the life and career of senator inouye. these remarks are 15 minutes. >> madam president, it is very difficult for me to rise today with a heavy heart, to bid aloha, aloha to my good friend, colleag
to represent the nation's second largest state in the u.s. senate. kay came to washington ready to work. she established herself early on as a leader on transportation and nasa and as a fighter for lower taxes and smaller, smarter government. kay won a claim as an advocate for science and competitiveness, helped secure bipartisan support for the landmark america competes act, and she became known throughout the state for the close attention she paid to constituents. shortly after her election to the senate, kay began a tradition imitated by many others since of holding weekly constituent meetings over coffee whenever the senate's in session. the groups usually ranged in size from 100-150, and at any given coffee, you might come across families in bermuda shorts, bankers in pinstripes or college football players. over the years, kay has hosted about 50,000 people in her office through these coffees, but her attention to constituent service goes well beyond that. back home, she is one of the few politicians in texas who has actually visited all 254 counties, some of which are home to more catt
regulations. just watch. >> what happened in newtown, connecticut, has put the spotlight on gun laws in the u.s. government dannel malloy says with his state's tough gun regulations it's not enough. >> in the absence of a federal framework in which we limit the explosive nature of the weapons and ammunition that's used, no state would ever be safe based on simply its own laws. that's why the brady bill, that's why the assault weapons ban, was so very important. >> reporter: the only federal ban on assault rifles became law in 1994 but expired in 2004. connecticut still has a similar law on its books banning assault rifles but that law didn't apply to the bushmaster ar-15 rifle adam lanza used during his shooting rampage. the state's gun law would have been baned the 30 round magazine lanza used. >> as everyones aware from the traj doif la tragedy 0 last friday, magazine is legal and you don't need a background state to get those types of military-style weapons. >> reporter: robin thomas says federal laws are minimal, at best. according to the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms the u.s. gov
. the white house said the speaker's plan-b will not pass the u.s. senate. so it will not protect -- because it will not protect middle school families. that statement says the president is hopeful both sides can still work out their differences and reach a solution. >>> and eight people including three firefighters were taken to the hospital after a hazmat situation overnight in redwood city. it happened on barron avenue. authorities say it appears people living in a mobile home set off a bug fogger that created those hazardous fumes. none of the injuries are believed to be serious. >>> 8:49. in the story you will see only on 2, another christmas tree has been stolen from a family's front yard. these trees have great sentimental value. pam cook has the story of one man trying to celebrate the season while also dealing with heartbreak. >> for. second time in two years, someone has stolen a living christmas tree from a home in vallejo. chuck reed planted three trees in honor of his grandson who died of cancer a few years ago right after christmas day. one of the trees died. and then the last
underway. >>jonathan: the chemical weapons are a major concern for u.s. officials and the state department spokeswoman said that, saying they could fall in the hands of the rebels and they could use them. what do we do about the chemical weapons? >>guest: i am sure that the pentagon is now reviewing all of the contingency operations on the board, so to speak. this is one of the real dangers we have. if the rebels take over, then what? who are among the rebels? al qaeda elements in there? securing those places will be very important. it will take a lot of intelligence analysis. we will have to share that information certainly with the israels, the russians will be very much concerned about it. all countries should be concerned about should the chemical or biological agents end up in the hands of terrorist groups. we are ought at risk. >>jonathan: for skeptical americans, how do we trust what we are told by our own officials? >>guest: well, the bar of skepticism is pretty high for most members. i can tell you, way back in the 80's when i served on the intelligence committee in the senate, i
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